Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 4,000 coronavirus cases, 45 deaths; suburban Cook County restrictions announced

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois public health officials announced 4,000 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 45 additional deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois now stands at 382,985, with 9,568 deaths, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported.

Over a 24-hour period, officials said the state processed 62,074 specimens for a total of 7,388,290. The seven-day positivity rate from Oct. 20- 26 is 6.4%.

As of Monday night, 2,758 people were hospitalized in Illinois with COVID-19, with 595 in the ICU and 241 on ventilators.

The deaths reported Tuesday include:

– Adams County: 1 female 70s

– Carroll County: 1 male 90s

– Clinton County: 1male 60s, 1 male 80s

– Coles County: 1 female 90s

– Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

– DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

– Jefferson County: 1 female 90s

– Jo Daviess County: 2 females 90s

– Kane County: 1 male 80s

– Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

– LaSalle County: 2 female 80s

– Macon County: 1 female 70s

– Madison County: 1 female 80s

– Mason County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

– McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s

– Moultrie County: 1 female 50s

– Pike County: 1 female 70s

– Richland County: 2 females 90s

– Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

– St. Clair County: 1 male 70s

– Vermilion County: 1 male 70s

– Warren County: 1 male 60s

– Wayne County: 1 male 90s

– Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

– Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

– Williamson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

– Woodford County: 1 male 90s

Meanwhile, restrictions will go into place for suburban Cook County, Illinois Health Region 10 on Wednesday due to rising cases in the area. The restrictions include a ban on indoor service for restaurants and bars.

WATCH: Gov. Pritzker’s COVID-19 briefing, October 26, 2020

More than half of Illinois’ regions are now facing added COVID-19 restriction. Governor Pritzker said Monday that even those that aren’t, are also trending in a bad direction.

“Starting Wednesday, six of our 11 Restore Illinois regions will be operating under our resurgence mitigation framework,” Gov. JB Pritzker said. “There seems to be a COVID storm on the rise and we have to get prepared.”

New COVID-19 mitigations for suburban Cook County

Bars:

-No indoor service

-All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.

-All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside

-No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed)

-Tables should be 6 feet apart

-No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting

-No dancing or standing indoors

-Reservations required for each party

-No seating of multiple parties at one table

Restaurants

-No indoor dining or bar service

-All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.

-Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart

-No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting

-Reservations required for each party

-No seating of multiple parties at one table

Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings

-Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity

-No party buses

-Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable

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October 27, 2020 at 12:29PM

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